Business Continuity Statement
If you cannot contact us as you usually do through your account representative or your branch office after a significant business disruption, you should call our alternative number, 1-800-967-5094, or go to our website at www.mbssecurities.com. If you cannot access us through either of these means, contact our clearing firm, Pershing LLC (Pershing), a BNY Mellon company, directly in one of the following ways:
- Call 1-201-413-3635. Pershing will process limited trade-related transactions (option No. 1), cash disbursements (option No. 2) and security transfers (option No. 3) on your behalf.
- Via facsimile at 1-201-413-5368.
- Via postal service at Pershing LLC, P.O. Box 2065, Jersey City, NJ 07303-2065.
Our Business Continuity Plan
We plan to quickly recover and resume business operations after a significant business disruption and respond by safeguarding our employees and property, making a financial and operational assessment, protecting the Firm’s books and records and allowing our customers to transact business. In short, our business continuity plan is designed to permit our Firm to resume operations as quickly as possible, given the scope and severity of the significant business disruption. Our business continuity plan addresses the following: data backup and recovery; all mission critical systems; financial and operational assessments; alternative communications with customers, employees and regulators; alternate physical location of employees; critical suppliers, contractors, banks and counter-party impact; regulatory reporting; and assuring our customers’ prompt access to their funds and securities if we are unable to continue our business. Our clearing firm, Pershing, backs up our important records in a geographically separate area. While every emergency situation poses unique problems based on external factors, such as time of day and the severity of the disruption, we have been advised by our clearing firm that its objective is to quickly restore its own operations and be able to complete existing transactions and accept new transactions and payments. Your orders and requests for funds and securities could be delayed during the restoration period.
Significant business disruptions can vary in their scope, including the business district, the city or the entire region where one or more of our offices are located. Within each of these areas, the severity of the disruption can also vary from minimal to severe. In the event of a disruption to one or more of our offices, we will transfer our operations to an appropriate location when needed and expect to recover and resume full business operations. In the event of a disruption affecting a larger area, we will transfer our operations to a location outside of the affected area when needed and expect to recover and resume full business operations in a timely manner. In either situation, we plan to continue normal business operations, transferring functionality to other offices within our Firm or to our clearing firm if necessary. We will notify our customers in the most prudent and expeditious method. If a significant business disruption is so severe that it prevents us from remaining in business, we will work with our clearing firm to assure our customers receive prompt access to their funds and securities.
If you have questions about our business continuity planning, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1000 Town Center, Suite 2300, Southfield, MI 48075